Tuesday, October 20
SKILLET BRIGADE ATLANTA REPORT
This past Saturday, Southern Foodways Alliance members gathered at the Peachtree Road Farmer's Market in Atlanta, GA to form a Skillet Brigade! We launched this initiative last year so that SFA members in different cities could flex their collaborative muscles to respond to community needs.
Recently, severe flooding destroyed homes and property all over the Atlanta area. Several local farmers lost some or all of their property and crops for the current season, and the waters have negatively affected the condition of their soil. Two of the farmers affected are SFA members, Judith Winfrey and Joe Reynolds of Love is Love Farm in Douglasville, GA. (They are pictured above, with Nick Pihakis and Brian Lyman of Jim N Nick's.)
In an effort to aid the local farmers who were touched by the destruction, the Peachtree Road Farmer's Market, along with the Cathedral of St. Philip, SFA corporate sponsors Jim 'N Nick's BBQ, and Holeman and Finch/Restaurant Eugene got together with a team of local SFA members to sell BBQ plates, with all of the money going toward the flooded farmer's fund.
Atlanta members, Judy and Don Spruill, Jim Auchmutey, Steven Satterfield, Michael O'Connor, Sawyer Riley, Gena Berry, Ashley Hall, Kate Barney, Angie Mosier and Gina Hopkins gathered to work the event.
All of the food was donated by Jim 'N Nick's BBQ and Holeman and Finch/Restaurant Eugene and fresh lemonade from Via Elisa.
By the end of the day we had raised $6,000 toward the fund.